One of Elkhart’s own will find out tonight if she progresses to the next round of the Distinguished Young Women National Finals scholarship competition.
Elkhart Central High School graduate Christine Medin, who’s representing the state of Indiana in the competition, could be named one of the top 10 finalists out of 50 just after the event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Alabama Local News reported. If she progresses, $30,000 in scholarships will be at stake.
The competition, which is being held at the Mobile Civic Center Theater in Mobile, Ala., judges women on academics, talent, fitness, self-expression and an interview. Medin’s talent is ballroom dancing. The first rounds of the competition featuring the talent, fitness and self-expression portions of the event were held Thursday, June 26, and Friday, June 27.
"I’m really looking forward to seeing how much I grow within these two weeks and meeting all these successful and motivated young women who will change the world one day,“ Medin said in an interview with The Elkhart Truth before she left for Alabama.
To read more about Medin and her thoughts on the competition, see the Truth’s recent article about her. If you’d like to watch the competition live, you can do so online.